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Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Search and Hiring

Help your school or department lay the foundation for attracting a diverse candidate pool and successfully recruiting diverse candidates (pdf).

Tenure Review Guidelines

An appointment to tenure is made only when an individual of widely recognized excellence is found to fill a scholarly need that is central to the University's purposes.

Online Learning

Access online courses, programs, initiatives and tools, and share best practices in leveraging online and digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

Consultations

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides consultations for faculty and graduate student instructors at Columbia on curriculum planning, teaching techniques, and other teaching and learning topics.

Grants and Funding Opportunities

A number of resources are available to assist faculty, officers of research, postdoctoral fellows, and staff in identifying funding for research and training. 

Faculty Mentoring

Download and use this guide (pdf) to develop and implement a mentoring program tailored to the needs of your faculty.

Educational Program Approval

Start here to register new programs leading to a degree or certificate with the New York State Education Department before marketing or advertising them in any way and before admitting students.

International Students & Scholars Office

Look here for advisory and documentation services and information on a host of issues, including— but not limited to—visas, employment, travel, and tax-filing obligations.

Top Work/Life Services

For a complete list, visit the Office of Work/Life.

School and Child Care Search Service

The School and Child Care Search Service has gathered many resources within this website to help all families who are searching for child care and schools and invite you to use these as you research options.

Faculty Recruitment & Relocation Service

Columbia offers services that help faculty through the relocation process.

Breastfeeding Support

We offer an array of resources to help support parents and is committed to ensuring that the needs of lactating women are met. 

Faculty Spouse/Partner Dual Career Service

Columbia offers dual career services to assist the accompanying spouses/partners of newly recruited faculty with the challenges of conducting academic and non-academic job searches in a new location.

Facts and Statistics

For more information on Columbia’s vibrant community of 31,000 students and roughly 16,000 employees, of whom nearly 4,000 are full-time faculty, visit the facts and statistics page.

30,304 students enrolled in schools during the fall of 2015.

31,317 students enrolled across the University during the fall of 2016.

3,876 full time faculty for both Morningside and Medical Center campuses.

3,999 full-time faculty for both Morningside and Medical Center campuses for fall 2016

$1 billion in sponsored research projects each year in over 200 research centers and institutes

$1 billion in sponsored research projects each year in over 200 research centers and institutes

Most Requested Policies

Visit the Administrative Policy Library for a complete list.

Copyright Policy

All users of Columbia’s network facilities are expected to be familiar with the policies outlined in its Computer and Network Policy Use Policy and the consequences of violation, and to comply with copyright law.

Essential Policies for the Columbia Community

This website contains valuable information to help students, faculty, and staff understand some of the policies and regulations of the University.

Policy & Procedures on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault

Federal law sets forth specific requirements for addressing allegations of sexual misconduct.

Rules of Conduct

The Rules of University Conduct, found in Chapter XLIV of the Statutes of Columbia University, are intended to ensure that all members of our community may engage in our cherished traditions of free expression and open debate.

Faculty Handbook

A guide to Columbia and its organization, resources, and governance

Charters and Statutes

The University Charters and Statutes are maintained by the Office of the Secretary.

Columbia TA Guide

This guide covers requirements and best practices on a variety of topics including academic integrity, student mental health, challenges, discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, reporting obligations and other issues.